According to a post on the Pixel User Community (via Pocketnow), user Chazzdjr claims that when taking photos and videos with the Pixel 2 under LED lighting, it has led to odd banding that appears in the footage. It's the kind of effect you sometimes see when you try to take a photo or video of a TV screen. Now, multiple users have encountered a problem with the handset camera performance under the LED light.
According to Google Forums, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 customers have experienced unusual image banding in their photos and videos, taken via front and rear cameras with LED flash.
Agreed, LEDs do not emit stable lights - they flicker - but most high-end phones do not have issues with this behavior.
The same YouTuber also made a video comparing the Pixel 2 with the original Pixel and it's clear the 1st generation Pixel isn't susceptible to the problem. It looks like the problem has been escalated in the forums, but unfortunately, this is just another hurdle for owners of Google's latest devices. However, there's no official word on whether Google is taking the problem on priority and when it will roll out a fix.